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Sheep's Head Peninsula

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Address: Bantry, Ireland

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a wonderful drive...

Lovely sea and shore views, wild country side, interesting rock formations. Well worth negotiating the tricky roads, but if you are a nervous driver.. take a coach tour of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

excellent views a little bit of advice doh...dont travel up there on a foggy day or if its raining cause the fog settles on all the views and it is pointless going as visability is zero

Thank lysaWexford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely sea and shore views, wild country side, interesting rock formations. Well worth negotiating the tricky roads, but if you are a nervous driver.. take a coach tour of the Ring of Kerry instead.

Thank FCarroll18
County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning views and gorgeous scenery. Heron's Gallery a must for delicious lunch and divine cakes set in the prettiest, and spacious garden. The Tin Pub is a five minute stroll behind which is the quaintest road down to Ahakista beach. Enchanting place

Thank Geraldine B
County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I know Sheep's Head fairly well as I have walked there many times. There is a really helpful booklet and mapwith lots of interesting and amusing information. Not a huge amount in the way of B&Bs to stay in outside if the villages of Durrus, Ahakista and Kilcrohane. Great pub called Eileen's in Kilcrohane and a nice cafe and gallery... More 

Thank 86cmd3
Carlow, Ireland
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This area is great for walking, with great scenery 360°. We did an easy 4 hour looped walk including a break at the cafe and a potter around the lighthouse. The lighthouse is small but well situated. There are views of the Beara peninsula to the west and Mizen to the east. We parked at a car park about 3... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We hiked on part of the Sheepshead way as part of a walking tour. We started in fog and light rain, but things cleared and the views of the ocean and surrounding countryside were lovely. On parts of the trail the way is rather boggy, so if you are going to try this you would want to have waterproof boots... More 

Thank Susan S
Winchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was here for a week. Very beautiful when we could see it - which was roughly half the time - it was foggy the rest of the time.

Thank David W
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove down the peninsula on a misty day and can only imagine how incredibly gorgeous this area must be in fine weather Lovely pubs with food dotted around windy country roads Do stop and visit the Air India plane crash memorial garden at Akihsta which is beautiful poignant and a credit to the people of this area and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stunning scenery. unspoilt beauty .found a brilliant craft shop with a really nice lady owner. unfortunately the mist came down as we got to the light house and we didnt get to see it ,but the cafe in the car park on the way down to the lighthouse was great

Thank snowgul
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recent bus tour of west Cork included the peninsula. This is a beautiful part of Ireland and I would recommend spending some time there. There are many little attractions in the towns along with small shops, restaurants and hotels. Looks like a good place to take a quiet vacation

2 Thank Bear H

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